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Castle Douglas, UK

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Castle Douglas Soap Box Derby 

We are looking at setting up a yearly event for the community , run by the community.

The initial outlay is high just for the minimum requirements , to get the event off the ground we reakon it will cost at least £5000 to start with.

We where quoted £25 000 for custom made inflatable safety barriers.

They are the ideal choice but something we could never expect to raise in a short space of time.

( Maybe if we build up the event over a few years like we hope too )

Tho Custom made barriers could be used for other events etc and rented out , bringing money in to the town for the town.

Can see a proposed design of inflatable barriers on our Facebook page .

We are currently looking at other options , none so far are without logistical issues or high purchase costs.

We have been looking at the option of using tyres or Hay bales , bales would be the first choice to then sell after the event to coversome costs , secondary barriers are vital as would protect the racers and spectators , also there are other costs for the event as a whole.

Any and all monies raised would go back into Castle Douglas for events and functions in the future once we get ours started.

We hope this will be an annual event , if any barriers are purchased they would be available for the community to use for other events subject to agreements. 

Further details can be seen on our Facebook page

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Without the communitys help this might not happen which would be a real shame with amount of interest there has been.

Please donate what you can if you can.

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  • South West Storage

    South West Storage

    Sep 21, 2018

    South West Storage wishes you all the best in organising what will be a great day and looks forward to maybe even competing on the day.


  • AGP Pounder

    AGP Pounder

    Sep 20, 2018

    Go for it. Good luck!


  • Marc Miskimming

    Marc Miskimming

    Sep 16, 2018

    Good luck! hope you make the target!


  • Suzanne Rook

    Suzanne Rook

    Sep 15, 2018

    Best of luck , really hope it happens


  • Graham Stephenson

    Graham Stephenson

    Sep 15, 2018

    It’s a great idea. Lots of fun for our great wee town. Wish the event every success.


  • Anonymous


    Sep 14, 2018

    Well done


  • Duncan Gell

    Duncan Gell

    Sep 13, 2018

    Good luck! We’ll support in anyway we can. Duncan @ Barend Holiday Lodges


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Castle Douglas, UK

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